Short reviews

01 January 1990
Comments Reviews Birds of North Rona and Sula Sgeir. By Seabirds at Sea Team: Stuart Benn, Stuart Murray and Mark L. Tasker. (Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough, 1989. 47 pages. Paperback £5.00). A remarkably comprehensive and concise publication on two of Scotl...
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Notes

01 September 1969
Comments Notes Fish jumping into Heron's mouth On 16th August 1969, at Talybont Reservoir, Breconshire, we saw a Heron Ardea cinerea standing on the edge of a small concrete 'waterfall' about two feet high; it was leaning forward in such a manner that its open bill was ...
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Letters

01 February 1966
Comments Letters Puffinosis among Manx Shearwaters Sirs,--In his paper describing the virus disease, puffinosis, among Manx Shearwaters Procellaria puffinus on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (Brit. Birds, 58: 426-434), Dr. M. P. Harris discusses the epizootics of 1962, 1963 and ...
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Notes

01 July 1962
Comments Notes Water Rail killing Little Stint and Eel.--With reference to the recent notes on Water Rails (Rallus aquaticus) killing a Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and other small Passerines {Brit. Birds, 55: 132-133 and 165), I should like to record that on 4th Sept...
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Notes

01 May 1962
Comments Notes Wilson's Phalarope in Cornwall.--Early on the morning of 15 th June 1961 J.E.B. came across an unfamiliar medium-sized wader with plain brown upper-parts and a dull white rump and tail, on Marazion Marsh, Cornwall. He contacted Dr. G. Allsop and between t...
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Letters

01 February 1961
Comments Letters The Len Howard Appeal Sirs--All readers of Miss Len Howard's books Birds as Individuals and Living with Birds have been distressed to learn that her life's work is threatened by building on the land next to her garden sanctuary. For twenty-one years Miss ...
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Notes

01 September 1959
Comments Notes Petrels (Oceanodroma leucorrhoa) have been known to breed on the Flannan Isles, some 20 miles west of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, since 1904 ( W . Eagle Clarke, Annals Scot. Nat. Hist., 1905, pp. 8-19 and 80-86). However, apart from the discovery of colo...
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Watching migration by radar

01 August 1959
Comments Main paper So FAR AS I know, the first time that radar echoes were definitely identified as coming from birds was in the spring of 1940, when an experimental equipment on a wavelength of 50 cm. at Christchurch, Hampshire, detected gulls (Larus spp.) (Shire, 1958). U...
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